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Perspect Biol Med. 2006 Winter;49(1):77-83.

Dietary treatment of diabetes mellitus in the pre-insulin era (1914-1922).

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Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27705, USA. ewestman@duke.edu

Abstract

Before the discovery of insulin, one of the most common dietary treatments of diabetes mellitus was a high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet. A review of Frederick M. Allen's case histories shows that a 70% fat, 8% carbohydrate diet could eliminate glycosuria among hospitalized patients. A reconsideration of the role of the high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet for the treatment of diabetes mellitus is in order.

PMID:
16489278
DOI:
10.1353/pbm.2006.0017
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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